Clyde is my adorable ball of energy that is now destined to die due to the rash actions of the Saline County Arkansas court systems. He was involved in one incident, wherein he attacked a dog and inflicted minor wounds. The family of the other dog and the Saline County courts incriminated Clyde and wanted him to diefor what he had done. They deemed him vicious and perpetuated Clyde as a murderous pitbull -- he is not. In truth, Clyde is a hyper, lovable, yet anxious character. Uncomfortable in situations involving other dogs, he attacked -- which is often a dog's instinctive nature.
Four months later we appeared in court. The county calls its six witnesses, all repeating the same embellished story and creating a biased argument based on the incident rather than reporting Clyde's actual personality. Repeating a story that shows an animal to be aggressive and "vicious" does not give ground that an animal is vicious, it only shows that the animal acted upon its aggression in that one instance. Clearly, this is not logical or virtuous.
Now, without further investigation, without further examination, without further questioning to find out if he is truly vicious -- he is sentenced to either live a life of penitentiary--imprisoned in an 8 by 8 chain enclosure and forced to wear a muzzle--or be put to death. What is this justice? What is this justice that the potential--incredibly small I might add--for another's animal to have died has become a reality for mine? Why must Clyde die due to an unjust, biased and drastic conclusion?
The truth is that Clyde doesn't have to die. We can overturn this ruling. But for us to do that we need all the support we can get. Please, tell your friends, family, everyone about this critical, life and death issue. I don't want my dog to die. And I don't want him to live a life of imprisonment, dismay and anxiety.